Large-Scale Digitization Project: Gale Will Digitize Associated Press Corporate Archives, Will Include Millions of Pages of News Material
Gale, part of Cengage Learning [has] announced an agreement with the Associated Press (AP) to digitize their corporate archives, including millions of pages of news copy (some never-before published), bureau records, correspondence, the personal papers of reporters and more.
This agreement covers a variety of materials and includes content that has never been published. Covered under the agreement are the notes and observations of AP journalists, potentially giving widely reported events a new perspective, while also providing valuable insight into the stories that were not reported. In addition, the agreement encompasses records from dozens of U.S. and foreign bureaus, and special collections such as photographs, manuscripts, sound recordings and oral histories.
“The Associated Press has been reporting the news since 1846; with Gale’s expertise, AP can make its own historical record more widely available to the research community,” said Valerie Komor, Director of the AP Corporate Archives.
Throughout the course of this multi-year project, Gale will work with an advisory board of professors and subject matter experts to guide the development of the digital products, with the first products available within the next year. The products will be a valuable asset for academic libraries, including students and faculty in journalism and history, as well as high school and public libraries, and will offer opportunities for new research angles on popular topics.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.